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May 27, 2016 2:52 PM

Ex-Nashua police chief's son ordered back to NH mental hospital following assault

NASHUA - A Nashua man accused of assaulting his father - a former police chief - appeared in court Friday morning.

The defendant in the case, Eric Largy, is claimed to be a man with a history of mental illness and became a patient at the state hospital after attacking his father.

“You still present a likeliness of danger to yourself and others,” said Judge Charles Temple to the court during an arraignment and bail hearing Friday.

Judge Temple set Largy’s bail at $100,000 cash after an incident in 2009. Clifton Largy is a former Nashua Police Chief and the victim in this case.

“He handcuffs him to the chair," said Prosecuting Attorney Leslie Gill, reading the complaint before the court. "He then duct tapes his arms and legs, puts a blanket over his father’s head and tortures him for almost 12 hours.”

The former chief sustained injuries to his head, face, back, and jaw after being tortured in an old-fashioned barber chair by his son. The chief was eventually saved by his own officers, and after 12 hours of abuse, Clifton Largy walked away. His son, Eric, was put behind bars.

“Obviously they found him not a danger if they felt the need to step him down to the state hospital,” said Defense Attorney Suzanne Ketteridge, arguing for her client’s release.

Ketteridge argued that her client is no longer as dangerous or delusional as he once was. But the judge did not agree.

Largy was ordered back to the state hospital to seek further treatment for the mental issues that allegedly caused him to injure to his father.

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